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Queen Of Katwe (2016/Disney Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: B

The uplifting and family friendly Queen of Katwe (2016), directed by Mira Nair, is based on a true story of Phiona Mutesi - a Ugandan Girl from an unlikely place (dealing with poverty and other struggles every day) develops a unique talent for chess that helps her grow in both a personal and spiritual way. We've seen a good cycle of such films in recent years, but this one takes us somewhere we have not been before, to it credit. The film stars Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, and Russel Savadier.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1, the film looks incredible on Blu-ray disc. The film is very well shot and produced and the money is definitely on the screen as the transfer is rich in texture and detail. The sound mix on the disc is in DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 that is also up to standards with the format and helps bring out Alex Heffes' buoyant orchestral score that utilizes traditional Ugandan instruments.

Special Features:

Queen Of Katwe: Their Story - Discover the stories behind the people who came together to bring the film to life, and how they reflect the vibrant community, culture and spirit it celebrates.

A Fork, A Spoon & A Knight - Director Mira Nair's short film about Robert Katende, a boy who grows up to transform a Ugandan city into a globally renowned chess sanctuary.

In The Studio With Alicia Keys - Go behind-the-scenes with Alicia Keys for an inspiring look at the song's recording.

Alicia Keys "Back To Life" Lyric Video - Sing along with on-screen lyrics.

Young Cardamom & HAB "#1 Spice" Music Video - The Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music video directed by Mira Nair.

Audio Commentary - with Director Mira Nair.

Deleted Scenes With Introductions by Director Mira Nair.

A digital UV copy is also included.

- James Lockhart



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